We found 25 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Silver Compass HSA 2000 near East Norriton, PA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Suzanne Beck practices pediatric pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Beck attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Beck include: Young Investigator Award, Maryland Thoracic Society; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Fellowship; and ATS Travel Award.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Disorders

Dr. Alyson Beth Simpson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
1982 Butler Pike; Suite 2
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Alyson Simpson's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy. Before completing her residency at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Dr. Simpson attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Simpson include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), tests, and asthma. Dr. Simpson honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health, Lankenau Medical Center, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Simpson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Tests, Food Allergy, Allergen Immunotherapy, Skin Testing, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. David Holden Henry III, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
250 King of Prussia Road; Suite 1b
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Henry practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Henry is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Henry has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2011-14; and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Jeffrey Broker, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
342 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Brian Broker is an otolaryngologist in Phoenixville, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Pottstown, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Broker include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Broker honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Ear Infection, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis E Marchlinski, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Francis Marchlinski's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Radnor, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Yardley, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Marchlinski is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: intracardiac echocardiography (ICE), atrial flutter, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Dr. Marchlinski's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marchlinski takes. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Cardiac Catheter Ablation, Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

Dr. David John Callans, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Callans works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Callans takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Callans trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Callans's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Cardiac Catheter Ablation, Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Petrie Staddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
250 King of Prussia Road; Suite 1b
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Staddon sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Staddon's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, and bone cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Staddon is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2008, and 2011 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Brain Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Bruza, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. John Bruza's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bruza include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Bruza's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bruza completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2011-2016 Top Docs issues.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Dizziness, Bronchitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Soo Kim Abboud, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Soo Abboud is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Her areas of expertise include neck reconstructive surgery, ear pain, and thyroid cancer. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abboud accepts. Dr. Abboud studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for her residency. She has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016. She is conversant in Korean. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Ear Pain, Facial Pain, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. David S Frankel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Frankel is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. These areas are among Dr. Frankel's clinical interests: ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frankel accepts. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Lung Problems, Cardiac Catheter Ablation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
491 Allendale Road
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Ruthven Wodell's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wodell include immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and tests. Dr. Wodell is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wodell trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Wodell is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Unfortunately, Dr. Wodell is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Tests, Liver Cancer, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Carol F Actor, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
342 West Germantown Pike; Suite 310
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Carol Actor sees patients in Pottstown, PA, Norristown, PA, and Bryn Mawr, PA. Her medical specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Actor's clinical interests: immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and tests. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Actor takes. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Children's National Medical Center. Dr. Actor is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Tests, Liver Cancer, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Preethi P Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Preethi Thomas is an adult rheumatology specialist. Her clinical interests include knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Thomas obtained her medical school training at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and performed her residency at Jersey City Medical Center. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Dermatomyositis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurence V Cramer, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
342 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Laurence Cramer is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Phoenixville, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Pottstown, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cramer's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Cramer studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cramer's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Abington, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. Dr. Kennedy takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Isaac Fogg, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
470 Sentry Parkway East; Suite 200
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Fogg works as an allergist/immunologist in Blue Bell, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Lansdale, PA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fogg include asthma, medication, and food allergy. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and Allergy & Asthma Specialists. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is open to new patients. Dr. Fogg obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Asthma, Medication, Food Allergy

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What are Lung Problems?

Every cell in the body requires oxygen to function and produces carbon dioxide as a waste product. In order to keep the body’s tissues constantly supplied with fresh oxygen and to keep waste from building up, the lungs pump air in and out, even while we are sleeping or unaware. Unfortunately, diseases and disorders affecting the lungs are some of the most common medical problems afflicting people around the world. Some of the most common lung problems include asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and lung cancer.

Asthma is a chronic disease where swollen, inflamed airways make it hard to breathe. It is often brought on by specific triggers. While asthma is a common condition, affecting millions of people, it can also be serious and even fatal in severe cases. Treatment involves avoiding triggers and using inhaled corticosteroid medications.

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the name given to two illnesses that both cause difficulty breathing: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs become damaged, while with bronchitis they become clogged with mucus. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is almost always caused by breathing irritants into the lungs, such as smoking or heavy pollution.

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungi. Most healthy people recover from pneumonia in a week or two, but for some people pneumonia can be fatal. There are treatments available for pneumonia, but the best treatment is to prevent getting sick in the first place. People who are at risk should make sure they get a flu shot every year. There is also a vaccine available for the type of bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells inside the lung grow into a tumor, destroying healthy tissue. Because it is so difficult to detect lung cancer in early stages when it has few symptoms, it is the deadliest form of cancer, responsible for the most cancer deaths both in the U.S. and worldwide. Most lung cancer is caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, but between 10-15% of cases are not linked to smoking.

Some problems with the lungs are minor and are not cause for concern. However if symptoms have lasted for a month or more, even if they are minor, it is worth checking with a healthcare professional to make sure your lungs are healthy. A cough, shortness of breath, or excess mucus production that lingers for weeks are all worth getting looked at.